"ASTRO" My Tiger Oscar!

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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: "ASTRO" - My Tiger Oscar!

that's pretty great growth, just over 2 cms each month.

Any signs of slowing down yet?
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S.S. replied the topic: Re: "ASTRO" - My Tiger Oscar!

No I think he gets bigger every day :)
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Astro is now going crazy :) he broke a plastic plant in 3 pieces and moved a piece of wood larger than him from its place and he is constantly waving the bottom...

yesterday done once again the weekly WC and now he as only the gravel and a piece of wood for decoration because he is going to be moved soon for the new tank... unless the new inhabitants are too small for them in wich case I'll have to keep him in this tank for a few more months.
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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: "ASTRO" - My Tiger Oscar!

I love how their personality grows with them :)

How big a tank is Astro moving to?
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2Tigers replied the topic: Re: "ASTRO" - My Tiger Oscar!

Very nice thread you have here. I have just caught up with all of your posts.

I look forward to your continued updates
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Well since the 8th December date that I’ve changed Astro’s tank from the living room to the garage, so I could setup the new tank in the living room, he as been moody. At 1st I thought it was for a week or two but after 2 months he is more or less this way:

- Not showing off to me immediately upon my arrival near the tank.

- Not eating regularly, he spits out most of the food after a first bite, note even frozen shrimps or bloodworms, from time to time (more than 4 or 5 days between) he does eat 4 or 5 pieces of food but before he eat at least 10 to 15…

- He is going crazy against the tank objects, already putted the filter tube down and the heater, I’ve now reinforced the attachment of both objects…

I think he is upset due to having not that much attention now, no TV around like in the living room am less time seeing me around the tank. This 50 gal tank is way to small for him I think he is annoyed and for this last 2 months due to not eating properly he is not growing…

Now he isn’t going for the new tank… due to his destructive and messy behavior I won’t put him in the big 180gal tank in the living room, instead I got some Sevs.

What can I do to improve Astro´s mood? New foods? Give him to someone who has a larger tank with other fish?
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acdcking12 replied the topic: "ASTRO" - My Tiger Oscar!

I just read this whole thread. Awesome pics and I loved watching him "grow" up.

I would certainly use him as your center piece in that 180 gallon.

He would be quite the show stopper.
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Now he isn’t going for the new tank… due to his destructive and messy behavior I won’t put him in the big 180gal tank in the living room, instead I got some Sevs.

What can I do to improve Astro´s mood? New foods? Give him to someone who has a larger tank with other fish?


That is your call, it is your tank, and you have to live with it. If it were me, I would at least try Astro in the new tank. He may be a very different fish with all that extra room. Unless they are really small I don't think the Sevs would be an issue as far as tank mates go. Best of luck, he is a fantastic looking fish.
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Nina_W replied the topic: "ASTRO" - My Tiger Oscar!

I think you're spot on with your fish being different because he's getting less attention. If there aren't things to keep them occupied outside the tank, they'll turn to whatever they have on hand.

Would it be possible for you to move him back inside? He will be happier/more attentive to you if he has more movement/humans around.

Otherwise, going to a good home with a larger tank is definitely a good idea.
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S.S. replied the topic: "ASTRO" - My Tiger Oscar!

Yes I do think he is moody due to having less attention... but almost 2 months not eating properly is too much don't you think?

About the 180gal the SEVS are wayb to small for now, maybe in a few months If I don't get him another larger home untill then...

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